Tuesday, December 8, 2009

C is for Cookie! and also Camel! (but, that last part is unrelated...)

Day 8 of the infuriatingly long 25 days of quit procrastinating and effing blog about it:


Allow me to introduce you to the best thing I've made in YEARS (not really, but they are delicious and they don't loose their minds every time I put them down for 4 seconds to go to the bathroom, so... they're certainly in contention- Do you HEAR that, son!?! ...ahem, where was I?)  Aaaaahhhh, yes:

Shortbread Stars with Cinnamon Icing:
go now. and make them.

1 cup softened butter
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 375.  Cream together butter and sugar.  Add salt and slowly add flour to combine.  Turn dough out onto floured parchment, sprinkle with additional flour and top with another sheet of parchment.  Roll to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thickness.  Pop it in the freezer for a few minutes to stiffen the butter.  Using a small-ish cookie cutter dipped in flour, quickly cut shapes and arrange on cookie sheet.  Return uncut dough to freezer until ready to cut and bake.  Bake 7-9 minutes or until the edges start to brown

While the cookies cool make a Cinnamon Icing
Melt 1/2 cup of butter in a micowave safe dish.  Add 1/4 cup heavy cream, 2 cups of powdered sugar,  and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon extract-beat until creamy.  Ice cool cookies with warm-ish icing- and try your hardest not to eat EVERY.SINGLE.LAST.ONE!


This Post was inspired by Evolving Mommy and her virtual Cookie Exchange.

Cookie Exchange 2009 banner


These Cookies were inspired by Tongue-N-Cheeky and her INSANE infatuation with cinnamon extract.








This video was inspired by my dishwasher- who is endlessly grateful for a night off- thanks to the boy.

6 comments:

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

I love the idea of cinnamon icing! My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Thanks for participating!

Baby Signs(R) With Elizabeth ICI, INC. said...

I love how simple the recipe is and cinnamon icing?! Awesome.

heartnsoulcooking said...

Cinnomon icing sounds AWESOME!!!
Geri

Susieqtpie said...

Love it~ I've never heard of cinnamon icing! I'm going to make these next week for my Open House! Yummy! Can you come link up at my Holiday Recipe exchange? http://bit.ly/cOOkBook Someone who links up will win a cookbook!! Thanks so much for this fresh idea.

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

Hi Courtney! Just wanted to let you know that you won a Build-a-Bear gift card for participating in Evolving Mommy's Holiday Cookie Exchange. You have 36 hours to email me with your shipping information or a new winner will be selected.

Congratulations!

Catherine
evolvingmommy[at]gmail[dot]com

Michelle said...

These sound great! I think I am going to try them tomorrow.

 
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